October 25 solidarity day against illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe

SADC countries yesterday declared October 25 as solidarity day against illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. They resolved to conduct various activities in their respective countries on that day to resoundingly call for the immediate removal of the sanctions.

The secretariat has also since been tasked to escalate the lobby with the current AU chairperson, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who would be expected to raise the issue at the upcoming 74th united nations general assembly in September this year.

In a Communiqué of the 39th SADC summit of the heads of state and government that was read out to mark the end of the Indaba yesterday, SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax said the embargo was militating against economic growth in both Zimbabwe and the region.